With their claustrophobic close-ups and desolate wide shots, both films are stunning portraits of life on the brink.
Thomas Pynchon's novel makes for a wistfully funny film adaptation.
After Parks and Rec, 30 Rock and Bridesmaids, why do some in the industry still doubt women are funny?
Our desire for historical accuracy in films, TV programmes and books often tells us more about ourselves than it does about art.
Half-love letter, half-biopsy, Charlie Lyne's documentary analysis of teen movies is full of flashes of madness.
Oscar Isaac exploits his unique charisma and mutable appearance in two of the biggest films released this awards season.
In Ex Machina, Alex Garland – writer of The Beach and 28 Days Later – suggests that the brave new dawn of artificial intelligence will not kill off our crappy old gender dynamics. Helen Lewis meets him.
Film posters are addicted to showing a faceless woman from behind, with her legs framing the real hero.
Despite strikingly similar prodigies and deranged mentors, Whiplash and Foxcatcher offer two very different takes on the mentor/pupil relationship.
There was a bit more to Agincourt than a dozen Rada graduates standing around between two curtains.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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